Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

Broadcast Journalism

This BJTC accredited course will prepare you to work in radio, TV and factual programming and will provide you with the essential skills which you'll need to undertake a career within the multiplatform world of broadcasting. This journalism course is taught in our multimillion pound development based at the city site which hosts one of the largest newsrooms in the UK, a TV studio which has production facilities and three radio studios. You'll learn through a range of lectures, practical sessions, tutorials, seminars and complete a work placement. Assessment will take shape with a mixture of portfolio work, essays, exams and presentations. Our MA students are required to complete the multi-platform project which includes a radio or TV documentary, a feature for online or a research essay. This course is taught by our experienced staff members who have impressive experience in broadcasting. Our staff will coach you on how to write your own stories, compile effective interviews and record and edit audios and videos using a selection of digital technology. You'll gain a detailed understanding in broadcast journalism, media law, public administration and ethics and regulation. You'll become familiar with studios and be given professional voice training to help improve your presentation skills. You'll work with other students on your course to produce regular news days to copy industry practice, create different material which would be suitable for radio, television and for NTU's online news blog. This practical course will show you how to develop story ideas, you'll learn how to compile your own material for journalistic work and be encouraged to build contacts within the industry. Many of our postgraduate students often undertake placement opportunities with organisations such as Notts TV ( which is one of 19 new local television stations which is awarded a 12 year licence to broadcast on Freeview Channel 8) working on their website, in their newsroom or working on interviews. These placements allow you to experience the fast paced world of journalism, develop excellent research skills and to enhance your creative approach. To be considered for this course you'll need a good honours degree with a minimum entry requirement of a 2:1 and be enthusiastic about journalism. Applicants who have a 2:2 honours degree and a good level of experience will also be considered. NTU focuses largely on employability and that's why so many of the modules have a focus on developing your future career in journalism. We also establish excellent links with our former students and as a result receive many employment opportunities for graduating students. Many of our recent graduates have delved into careers ranging from producers in both radio and TV to positions in PR. Others have secured advertising, marketing and reporter roles. Many of our graduates have progressed on to work with companies such as the BBC, ITN, Sky News, Channel 5 and BAFTA.

Course modules

You'll study five core modules. Broadcast Journalism Skills and Digital Production: This module will help you to develop the skills which are required to work as a journalist in a radio television or online newsroom. You'll comprehend how to write for online, news judgement, interviews and news reading. You'll also develop technical skills such as recording, editing and how to operate a radio studio and television gallery • Media Law: You'll learn the scope and effect of media law, in terms of areas such as; danger areas of publication, evaluating risk and eliminating content • Communication and Ethics: You'll be provided with an insightful understanding of the key concepts and theories regarding the production and practice of contemporary journalism. You'll explore ethical problems which surrounds journalism and learn how journalists have to have a responsible awareness in society • Public Affairs for Journalists: This module will give you an opportunity to develop a sound understanding of the basic features, structures and operation of both local and central government . The module will teach you how to find information and interviewees for political stories • Multi-platform Project: For this module you'll produce a 2000 word feature on a topic of your choice for TV or radio. You'll also create an online version of this feature to highlight the varied skills which you've gained during the course. Alongside this, you'll be required to complete a research essay on your chosen subject.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,600 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus NG1 4FQ East Midlands

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